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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Did Anyone Catch the One Leg Dude on American Gladiators?

American Gladiators had a dude with one leg "compete" on last nights show. It was less like compete and more like fight for his life. Watching him play Powerball and Break Through and Conquer was like watching a squirrel run back and forth in the middle of the road as a Hummer barrels down the road toward it, or like watching Godzilla on a death march through downtown Tokyo. I mean come on, this is worse than making the Special Olympics participants compete in a UFC cage fight. At least he came prepared with his carbon fiber athletic prosthesis!! Needless to say he lost. It was not even close. I can't help but think this was a pathetic attempt of the producers to get ratings. If it was, it worked. There is no way in hell I would have watched the show if it wasn't for the handicapped guy. They should do this every week. Next week they should put Heather Mills McCartney up against Helga (doesn't she look like Coco Ice T's wife?). That would without a doubt be Emmy material. Everyone knows the only reason to watch this show is to see the Gladiators rip some overly pumped up - high- on- life douche bag's head off. I could spend all day coming up with comparisons for what happened last night. Leave a comment for one you came up with below.

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